Out of Self

When I am suffering, the answer may seem to be to delve into “self” and go into past stories of my life to find the answer to my problem. Some may say we need to “process” what we’ve been through to get to a state of well being.

Yet my problem is of a spiritual nature.

And every spiritual teaching tells us that the answer is to get out of self.

The idea of self is just ego trying to create separation between ourselves, God and others.

The more I go into my story, my past, my own suffering, I just get more of the same.

When we get out of self, remember that we are not separate at all, we finally feel the oneness with all that is created.

We know we are just a part of the same whole.

We find relief in giving more love to others, taking less interest in our own selfish wants and desires.

We find we are understood only in the understanding of others.

However we cannot fully understand and accept others until we love them unconditionally first.

We find comfort in comforting others.

The peace and comfort I wish to find is never in the seeking for myself.

Today my only goal is to be loving to those in my life.

I never know if I’ll have a tomorrow.

Choose Light

Now, when I surround myself with people, I choose carefully.

I choose those who are going where I want to go or are where I eventually would like to be.

Because I am influenced by the energy of those I have frequent contact with, I always think, does their existence look like what I would want for myself?

Are they generally happy and free?

Are they always in drama, negativity and turmoil?

When I don’t know which way to go, should I take suggestions from those who don’t have the inner peace I seek?

We are like logs in a fire.

If we stay towards the burning flames, we light up.

If we are off to the side in the dark, our light goes out.

I always know where to find the light, the solution, the way out.

It’s up to me to choose.

What Could Love Do?

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What could love do?

Amazingly beautiful things

It can literally create from nothing

Quickly

As long as we believe we can create

Anything we wish

Out of love

To carry the light

For those who want it

Those who need it

When they are ready

We will be yet still creating

Teaching others to do the same

Waiting for more with open arms

To help guide  you home

Plan of the Universe

Sometimes God does for us what we cannot do for ourselves.

I believe when things, people or situations are removed from us, this happens to make room for the new. If I look back I can see that this always happens in my best interest.

When I cannot let get go of something, if it’s time for it to be over, it is literally removed from me.

As long as I get into acceptance and surrender, there may be pain but suffering is optional.

The universe lays out the path for me and by staying present I can hear the answers and see what is presented for me to do.

None of this matters though if it’s only in theory. Unless I have trust in a higher power, what I call it is irrelevant, then how can I let go of trying to manage and control everything around me?

How can I allow the universe to come to me and find peace in the chaos of the world surrounding me?

I am blessed with the life I have been given today.

Thank you God for everything, the lessons, the pain, the joy, the gifts and the miracles.

Everything is exactly as it should be.

Finding Peace Today

Surrendering to the divine plan of the universe is so much easier than trying to exert my will against it.

There is nothing to figure out.

Today I need do nothing but just be the creature God intended me to be.

I just need to do the next thing presented to me.

If I just stay present, out of the allusion of self and serve others with love, I can be at peace.

Starting Over

When I was the beach yesterday having a beautiful time, out of the blue a wave comes up and washes over everything we had setting on the sand, including my cell phone.

My phone is completely destroyed and I lost everything.
Every phone number, photo, everything I piece I had written on it.

No iCloud back up.

Nothing synced.

Everything in it is gone.

I saw it happen in slow motion and it has been replaying over and over in my mind ever since.

There were photos of my kids and I during my visits, friends that have come and gone, and times I want to remember.

Those photos are gone.

I definitely relied on my phone a lot.

I wish I could’ve acted quicker or done something different.

The fact is that I can’t go back and change what has happened no matter how much I would like to.

Like in all other life situations, I must push forward.

As I now work to rebuild my contact list and set up an entirely new phone, I can’t help but wonder what it is I can learn from this experience.

Everything is truly and always in perfect order.

What is the universe trying to tell me?

Truly Inspiring Actions

Could staying away from someone be the truest form of love?

Absolutely.

The definition of love I had been operating off of my whole life is not what I understand it to be today.

It doesn’t feel like truth.

Love had been more about what I could get from being with someone much more than being about what I could give.

What I’ve learned is that it’s always about loving more.

The answer is never about loving less.

To stay with someone, if you know you don’t have the ability to give them everything you would want to give them, everything you know you could give them, just to not be apart, is not love.

And if a person makes a decision to heal from within first and stay away, the most loving and unselfish thing to do is to respect the decision they have made, despite the desire you may have to hold them near.

But how many people love enough to actually separate, allow someone else to have their own experience, in order to work on being able to give all the love they could give to someone else?

The answer is not very many.

I never had.

It’s not the easy thing to do.

To make a decision to separate from someone you love, to prevent causing harm and build within one’s own self first, is actually the ultimate sacrifice you can make.

It is the greatest gift you could give someone you love.

Watching someone actually have the strength to love that much fills my heart and soul.

Because it is such a beautiful thing.

It’s tremendous growth.

It is something to be admired.

It’s truly inspiring.

It’s something to believe in.